Genome-Wide Snp Analysis Of Fibroblasts Juxtaposed Or Distant From Epithelial Breast And Ovarian Tumours

Grant number: 400107

Abstract

In the past it was believed that the driving factor in the process of cancer devlopment was the cancer tissue itself. More recently however, it has become clear that the process is far more complex and that many aspects of human biology can profoundly influence both an individuals presiposition to cancer and the severity of disease. Many laboratories, including our own, have shown that gene mutations frequently occur in cancer tissue but recent studies have suggested that the apparently normal tissue surrounding the cancer (often referred to stroma) may also contain mutations. This so called 'cancer associated stroma'(CAS) is also thought to harbour genetic mutations and some studies have sh..

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